The horticulture sector has in past few years, proved to be the engine of growth in agriculture for improving the productivity per unit area, source of generating employment, improving the economic wellbeing of the farming community and the entrepreneurs involved in agriculture and horticulture and thereby enhancing exports and capable of earning considerable foreign exchange. Fruits and vegetables are considered to be the protective food because it helps us to develop a defensive mechanism in human system. Mango is called as “The King of Fruits” preferred by all sections of people for its delicious taste, flavour, attractive colour, nutritive value and superior
Fragrance. India is the topper in mango production in the world. The important mango producing states in India are Andhra Pradesh, Utter Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Orissa. The Productivity of mango found to be declining over the years. The National average productivity is found to be as low as 10 tonnes per ha (Biswas and Lalitkumar, 2011). It has been proven that the horticulture crops for which the Indian topography and agro climatic conditions is well suited could be an ideal choice for achieving sustainability by small farmers with continued Governmental support. However, the importance of horticulture is not only in improving the productivity of land but also providing nutritional security to the people
(Singh 2010). In India, several horticultural development initiatives are being taken up through the National Horticulture Mission (NHM) through the State Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops. Different States in India are showing different level of productivity in respect of fruits and mango in particular. This has created a gloomy picture. Though NHM has initiated its efforts to develop the horticulture sector through the area expansion programs, existing level of production and productivity of fruits particularly the Mango is yet to be documented clearly at National and State level and the data found to be dismal in this regard. A sound data and its analysis is required.
This report is official from Government Wikipedia. As I belong to mango fruit belt in Distt.-Bulandshahr, U.P. there is no awareness of any such program from NHM. I will personally meet the official from NHM to find this information. My tube well transformer was faulted one year before. I have informed the UPPCL complaint department but nothing is done till now. The chuck road is not in condition for any kind of transport. No one provide any kind of pesticide information. Most of the people do not know where is the NHM office is situated.